"ITV is so unfashionable. It doesn't have to be like Channel 4, but it should be modern. It looks like a bargain basement." - Andy Harries, the ITV controller of drama, comedy and films, attacks the Charles Allen era for the crisis ITV currently finds itself in
"This marks the beginning of a new chapter between Noel and the channel and we hope he will present more innovative live TV specials." - The BBC1 controller, Peter Fincham, welcomes Noel Edmonds back to the fold as the host of National Lottery Day - nearly 12 years after he presented the first ever Lottery show on the channel. Presumably, the "new chapter" will not include Mr Blobby.